RJ Talbot

Senior Lecturer in Performance


School of Arts & Media, University of Salford

Performance, Clowning, Immersive Theatre, Museum Theatre

As Senior Lecturer in Performance in the School of Arts & Media, University of Salford, Dr Richard Talbot’s research activities are predominantly practice-based, and involve interdisciplinary research collaborations with arts and health practitioners. Most recently he has worked with staff in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Salford University and with the university's Institute for Dementia, leading workshops and symposia on performance, comedy and laughter, and has just begun a project creating Virtual Clown interfaces for older people with Dr Claire Dormann, a Games Designer. He has published articles on Ridiculusmus' comic devising process in Studies in Theatre & Performance, Vol. 24, Issue 2 (2014) and on clowning in Comedy Studies, Vol. 5, Issue1 (2014) and has collaborated wimore...

PhD Drama, Theatre & Performance (Roehampton, 2009) - AHRC Scholarship; MA Theatre Studies with Distinction (Leeds, 1994) - British Academy Scholarship; Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and Research (Salford, 2011); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2011); Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice (Nottingham Trent, 2005); BA (Hons) Japanese Studies, First Class (Sheffield,1991)

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  1. Talbot, RJ 2018, ''It blows my mind' : intoxicated performances by Ridiculusmus' , Performance Research Journal, 22 (6) , pp. 83-92.
  2. Talbot, RJ 'She wants you to kiss her : negotiating risk in the immersive theatre contract' , in: Reframing immersive theatre : the politics and pragmatics of participatory performance , Palgrave. (Submitted)
  3. Woods, DW, Haynes, J and Talbot, RJ 2016, 'Give me your love (introduction)' , in: Give Me Your Love , Oberon Books, London.
  4. Talbot, RJ 2015, ‘Høre, at ekko!’: echoes of Odin Teatret’s training in Triangle Theatre’s tribute to Danish celebrity , in: A handful of dust : the praxis and diasporic legacy of Odin Teatret, 30th & 31st October 2015, Contact Theatre. (Submitted)
  5. Haynes, J and Woods, D 2014, The eradication of schizophrenia in Western Lapland [Performance].
  6. Talbot, RJ Evidence of healing in the eradication of schizophrenia in Western Lapland , in: Theatre & Performance Research Association; Performance & The Body Working Group: Bodies of Evidence, 8-10 September 2015, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)
  7. Talbot, RJ 2014, 'Devising ridiculusmus’ total football: A schematic reading of performance process.' , Studies in Theatre and Performance, 34 (2) , pp. 140-159.